Numerical solutions of 2-D steady incompressible flow over a backward-facing step, Part I: High Reynolds number solutions


COMPUTERS & FLUIDS, vol.37, no.6, pp.633-655, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2007.09.003
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTERS & FLUIDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.633-655


Numerical solutions of 2-D laminar flow over a backward-facing step at high Reynolds numbers are presented. The governing 2-D steady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved with a very efficient finite difference numerical method which proved to be highly stable even at very high Reynolds numbers. Present solutions of the laminar flow over a backward-facing step are compared with experimental and numerical results found in the literature. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.